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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    That ability is being destroyed by our government, not by the rich folks. Taking money from rich people isn't going to fix any of that.
    see, that's where we don't agree. paying a fair share, whatever that may be, has to be mandated, because people are inherently greedy. on the flip side, we need responsible stewardship of our money. right now, we are spending because we have to.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    see, that's where we don't agree. paying a fair share, whatever that may be, has to be mandated, because people are inherently greedy. on the flip side, we need responsible stewardship of our money. right now, we are spending because we have to.
    It already is mandated.

    Spending because he have to? How do you figger that? You can't spend your way out of a financial problem. obviously, it's not doing any good.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    It already is mandated.

    Spending because he have to? How do you figger that? You can't spend your way out of a financial problem. obviously, it's not doing any good.
    what would you cut, exactly?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    what would you cut, exactly?
    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Oh, I dunno, giving $2 billion to Brazil for offshore drilling, fewer entitlements, cut spending on the study of the effect of cocaine on monkies, deer underpasses, turtle tunnels, Congress' salaries, government funded abortions, cash for clunkers.

    Just a few things off the top of my head.

    Where would you do some cutting?

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You didnt answer the question.
    If the complant here is that the gap between the wealthy and the poor is too great, that said gap must be narrowed, and that the rich should facilitate this thru higher taxes, how are we NOT talking about the redistribution of wealth?
    Redistribution of wealth is when the rich steal from the poor. History has proven that too much money concentrated in the hands of a few creates an authoritarian, corporate, oligarchy and which are always tyrannical. But the way most rightwingers refer to "redistrubtion of wealth" is straight out of the extremist John Birch Society handbook.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    But the way most rightwingers refer to "redistrubtion of wealth" is straight out of the extremist John Birch Society handbook.
    Is there anything the JBS isn't responsible for?

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Cool, let's just keep soaking everyone so we're all equally miserable. God Bless America!!
    No, but we are bette roff as a country with a strong middle class. Having a huge divide where there are rich and poor and not much inbetween is a bad sign for the country overall.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, but we are bette roff as a country with a strong middle class. Having a huge divide where there are rich and poor and not much inbetween is a bad sign for the country overall.
    why can't people understand this?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Its not a little bit funny. The liberals have this mind set that the poor have failed because the rich steal from them. Good lord...what a joke. The poor FAIL because they did a piss poor job of preparing themselves for a future. They didnt work in high school. They didnt plan on positive careers. They didnt recognize they screwed up and then set about to work twice as hard to build a future for themselves and their family. They didnt take advantages of the numerous programs out there to help people succeed. No...they failed because they failed. Period. And the democrats feed them little crumbs and tell them "dont worry, dear pathetic little voter...its not your fault, dear little dependent voter...its the rich that STOLE from you. We'll take care of you. We'll make everything right. Just keep voting us back into office and we'll fix everything..."

    Pathetic. Just ****ing pathetic.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    why can't people understand this?
    I wish I knew.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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